This is a lovely little walk (about nine miles) linking several delightful green spaces near my home in Lewisham, south-east London.
The first stop is our local park, called Hilly Fields. Continue reading
Sunday’s 12-mile walk prompted me to write the details down in case anyone else wants to follow some or all of the path.
Walk from the start of time to the mother of parliaments
The walk took in:
- Blackheath streets named after tax protesters Jack Cade and Wat Tyler
- Greenwich park, for the Observatory and Meridian Line
- Greenwich for the Maritime Museum, Old Naval College and Cutty Sark
- A walk along the Thames Path to London
- Rotherhithe for Brunel Museum, Pilgrim Fathers departure point, Dr Salter’s daydream and King Edward III manor House ruins
- Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the new London Mayor’s building, plus HMS Belfast
- Southwark Cathedral, The Golden Hinde and Winchester Palace, The Clink, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Millennium (wobbly) bridge and St Paul’s
- The Southbank, Jubilee Gardens – with International Brigades statue – and the London Eye (formerly known as the Millennium Wheel)
- County Hall (the old GLC HQ) and the Houses of Parliament, with Big Ben